Practice 2018-01-03T20:38:05+00:00

Practice

Over the past three decades, Carroll & Weiss lawyers have represented some of the most recognized names in American business.  For many of these companies, our work was not a single case,  but instead a long representation with significant responsibilities.  As “go to” lawyers, we have worked in a variety of substantive legal areas and have served our clients in numerous national trial counsel and national coordinating counsel roles.  Our litigation and trial expertise is broad and deep:

Areas in which We Specialize

  • Product Liability, Personal Injury, and Negligence Law
  • Trials and Appeals
  • Environmental Torts
  • Regulatory Practice before both CPSC and NHTSA
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Advice
  • Privacy Litigation

Significant Roles and Responsibilities

  • National trial counsel for an American manufacturer of consumer products named in product liability death and brain injury cases. (2010-present)
  • National trial and coordinating counsel for one of the largest makers and distributors of medical devices in the U.S. (2003-present)
  • National counsel for two trade organizations involved in wrongful death lawsuits and regulatory proceedings before the CPSC. (2002-present)
  • National counsel for an organization involved in class, mass and individual actions alleging they were involved in a conspiracy regarding allegedly cancer-causing products. (2001-present)
  • National trial team for pharmaceutical company in product liability cases involving its premier medication. (2009-2011)
  • National asbestos trial counsel for Fortune 500 healthcare products manufacturer. (2009-2011)
  • Trial counsel for Fortune 100 manufacturer in case with significant damages centering on allegations of discovery fraud. (2007-2011)
  • National coordinating counsel for a Fortune 100 company defending against asbestos cases. (2004-2010)
  • National coordinating counsel for a Fortune 25 company defending hundreds of marine and railroad involving alleged exposure to carcinogenic products. (2005-2009)
  • National coordinating counsel for two Fortune 50 companies defending tens of thousands of environmental torts. (2004-2009)
  • National trial and coordinating counsel for a large American manufacturer defending dozens of wrongful death cases regarding an allegedly defective part. Tried a number of cases for client.  (1995-2001)
  • Georgia trial counsel for a large energy company involved in personal injury and commercial cases.  Tried cases for client.  (1996-2000)

Partial List of Clients

  • 3M
  • American National Standards Institute
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Black & Decker
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • CVS Caremark
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Isuzu
  • Newell Rubbermaid
  • Olympus
  • Purdue Pharma
  • RJ Reynolds
  • Springs Window Fashions
  • Toyota
  • Window Covering Manufacturers Association
  • Window Covering Safety Council

Client Results

Won a product liability jury trial in state court for the largest U.S. automobile manufacturer; plaintiff was seeking punitive damages.

Served as national coordinating counsel for two Fortune 100 companies jointly defending more than 55,000 asbestos claims; also served those clients both as national motions counsel and as trial counsel.

Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in two birth defect cases in Philadelphia: in one, the court directed a verdict for our client; in the other, the jury’s verdict was less than the plaintiff’s actual medical costs.

Tried a multi-week wrongful death case and received from plaintiffs’ counsel — the day before closings were to begin — a stipulation of dismissal.

Won a motion to defeat creation of a multi-district litigation (MDL) case; argued before the Joint Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML).

Represented a manufacturer in proceedings before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); after eight months of submissions, NHTSA determined there was no evidence of defect and denied a recall petition.

Obtained summary judgment in a wrongful death case, seeking eight figures in damages, for a Fortune 500 client.

Served as national counsel for a client sued in more than 300 cases, many alleging wrongful death, following the company’s recall of more than a dozen of its products. Resolved the entire docket of cases in less than two years through “no pay” dismissals, motions practice, and the remainder were resolved at values acceptable to the client.

Tried a two month-long case for a medical device manufacturer which resulted in a defense verdict as to plaintiff’s claims.

Argued and won an appeal before the 11th Circuit, preserving a trial victory for a Fortune 50 company.